Education

York University / PhD in Theatre & Performance Studies
September 2017 - Current, Toronto ON

York University / MA in Theatre & Performance Studies
September 2016 - August 2017, Toronto ON

University of Ottawa / MA in Musicology
September 2010 - December 2012, Ottawa ON

Thesis: Embodied Musical Meaning: An interdisciplinary approach to interpreting vocal gesture in Luciano Berio’s Sequenza III

Acadia University / B.Mus in Vocal Performance
September 2005 - May 2009, Wolfville NS


Publications and Presentations

American Society for Theatre Research // Being Witchy: The fluid and transmutable embodiment of the musical stage witch
Working Group Presenter, Extra/Ordinary Bodies: Interrogating the Performance and Aesthetics of “Difference” Conference
November 2017, Atlanta GA

Hemispheric Institute Graduate Student Initiative // Disability and the Interanimation of Space
Working Group Presenter, Dis-performing: Disability and Performance Working Group
October 2017, Toronto ON

York University // What Do You Hear When I Sing This?
Presenter, Performance. Discuss
March 2017, Toronto ON

York University // Transgressing Corporeal Boundaries: The Politicized Dancing Body
Presenter, Symposium for Research [In]Between and Beside Bodies, Movement, and Performance
October 2016, Toronto ON

Ottawa Symphony Orchestra // Rite of Spring (Stravinsky) & Fallibility, Logic, and the Return of Wonder (Kelly-Marie Murphy)
Presenter, Pre-concert chat
May 2013, Ottawa ON

International Network for Alternative Academia // Phenomenology of Performance: Exploring Musical Meaning in the Performing Body
Presenter, Music and the Creation of Meaning Symposium
October 2012, Montreal QC

Inside Higher Ed: GradHacker // The Lonely Life of the Academic
Author, www.insidehighered.com/blogs/gradhacker/lonely-life-academic
August 2012, Online


Teaching Experience

UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA // 2012
Teaching Assistant, Forms and Styles III: Late Classical/ Early Romantic (Music History course)

  • Developed and taught review sessions and tutorials for undergraduate students
  • Created and marked written assignments and exams
  • Coordinated student evaluations and proctored examinations

UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA // 2012
Teaching Assistant, Sound of Rock (Rock Music History course)

  • Developed and taught review sessions and tutorials for undergraduate students
  • Created and marked written assignments and exams
  • Completed administrative duties and technical set-up for lectures
  • Coordinated student evaluations and proctored examinations

UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA // 2011
Opera Productions Assistant

  • Oversaw rehearsals and organized students
  • Provided artistic and logistical support to Director
  • Created publicity materials
  • Organized volunteers for publicity, props, costumes, rehearsals, etc. 

Professional Experience

 

ONTARIO TRILLIUM FOUNDATION // Summer 2017
Research Intern   

  • During this summer internship through York University’s Knowledge Mobilization Unit, I am responsible for conducting research on the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s “Inspired People” granting stream, which focuses on Ontario communities’ engagement with arts, culture, and heritage
  • This research focuses on uncovering evidence-based research related to initiatives within this granting stream, with the goal of assisting with future grant decisions and providing research on best and emerging practices to grant applicants

BANFF CENTRE FOR ARTS AND CREATIVITY // 2014 – 2016
Program Coordinator, Performing Arts    

  • Responsible for coordination of core programming in the Music department, frequently liaising with other arts departments
  • Artist liaison for international roster of musicians; responsible for contracting, arranging travel and accommodation, payment, coordinating schedules, discussing production needs, etc
  • Primary support to Program Manager and Operations Manager on all program, financial and operational matters, including expense claims, budgets, vendor payments, and box office revenue tracking
  • Liaise with Box Office, Development, and Marketing departments regarding ticket sales, guest lists, donor events, and promotional information 
  • Leads and assists with event coordination for multiple community projects outside of regular programming 
  • Involved in various aspects of business process improvements across the organization, primarily database creation and upkeep
  • Various other tasks: arranging rehearsal schedules, procuring equipment, managing instrument bank inventory, document creation, ordering hospitality services, liaising with production staff, finalizing contractual and financial agreements, health & safety committee rep

CHAMPLAIN LOCAL HEALTH INTEGRATION NETWORK // 2013 – 2013
Program Assistant     

  • Provided administrative support for multiple teams within the organization
  • Responsible for preparing multiple quarterly reports, newsletters and external publications which required input from staff at all levels of the organization
  • Created, updated and maintained multiple databases and document repositories
  • Developed and implemented organizational and functional processes, including creating team work flows, reporting guidelines, increasing contact list functionality, and training staff on electronic systems

UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA PIANO PEDAGOGY RESEARCH LABORATORY // 2011 – 2012
Office Administrator    

  • Acted as primary organizer of public events; developed promotional materials and press releases, managed a team of volunteers (recruiting, coordinating, training, overseeing performance), managed the day-of operations
  • Acted as primary administrative support within office, managing databases and creating internal and external documents
  • Organized and catalogued all items in private library collection

DR. LORI BURNS, UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA SCHOOL OF MUSIC // 2011 – 2012
Research Assistant    

  • Conducted independent music research and vocal analysis to assist Professor with papers on pop music artists Pink and Lady Gaga

Tangled Art & Disability // January 2017 - Current

York University T&PS Graduate Students' Association // September 2016 - Current

Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas Conference Programming Committee // January 2017 - April 2017

Bay Area Playwrights National Reading Committee // October 2016 - Current            

University of Ottawa Graduate Music Students' Association // September 2008 - May 2009

Volunteer


Awards

York University Elia Scholars Program // 2017-2021 

Ontario Graduate Scholarship // 2017 –2018

York University Graduate Fellowship // 2016 – 2017

University of Ottawa Admission Scholarship // 2010 – 2012

Acadia University Dr. Don Wright Award in Music // 2007

Acadia University Dean’s List Scholarship // 2006